Sandstone Cryptex

by arklan
  • Full Color Sandstone

    Fully colored material with a coarse finish and a delicate feel.

Cryptex style puzzle box, inspired by the novel The Da Vinci Code. Textured to resemble marble, the lettering is also printed, rather then engraved. Comes fully assembled.

If you'd like to purchase your own, the password can be between 3 and 6 letters. Different length passwords will effect the pricing, as more or less material is used. Note the price shown is for a 6 letter cryptex.

Note: To facilitate assembled printing, the code cannot be changed after purchase.


IN: 2.944 w x 1.614 d x 3.717 h
CM: 7.478 w x 4.1 d x 9.44 h


Sign In or Join to comment.
@Djchen0912 i'm not sure if the site adjusts prices for smaller models, but according to the upload of the 3 ring i just did, it would be about ten dollars less.
February 23, 2014, 5:35 pm
What would be the estimated price for a 3 letter password?
February 23, 2014, 4:58 pm
@shadowbody thats more then double the current size. because of the materials use alone, charging no extra for changing the size, you're looking at $230. the lettering, and all the other colors, are printed directly into the structural material. you'd have to remove an 16th of an inch or so to expose it. simple rubbing by wear and use won't do anything. fading over time i'm not really sure on. haven't had it that long. think of it like an inkjet printer print out - the coloring is similar, i think. so don't get it wet or leave it in the sun for years on end and it should be fine.
February 10, 2014, 6:16 am
Hello! If I wanted to commission a 6-ring model, approx. dimensions of Diameter – 2.375 inches & Length – 8.25 inches; using same materials, same font & type point as your posted model; would it be possible to have a cost quoted? Also interested in the ink used to print the letters on the dials. I have some concerns in regard to smudging or fading over time. Please feel free to either respond or email direct via S-ways.
February 9, 2014, 12:19 pm
@mcelhaney919 it's 3.75 inches long and about .5 in diameter. the inner chamber could hold a couple AA batteries with room to spare. the nice thing about 3d printing though - if you want bigger, that's not a problem at all. it'll cost more for the material used though.
February 6, 2014, 5:12 pm
How big is the cryptex??? It seems like it is really small...I am looking for a 6 letter cryptex. I want to be sure of what this is before I buy one. Thanks!
February 6, 2014, 2:52 pm
Wow! Thanks Shapeways! :D
October 12, 2012, 4:39 pm
We love this so much that we've featured it on Friday Finds! Check it out:
October 12, 2012, 4:16 pm


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.